Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Location: Burkina Faso 

Event: The Burkina Faso Ministry of Health confirmed 635 cases of COVID-19 and 42 related deaths in Burkina Faso.   As of last week, there were over 19,550 confirmed cases in Africa.  International media sources report COVID-19 cases have surged 43% in Africa during the past week.

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Effective April 3, 2020 The staff at U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou will be teleworking full time.  The Embassy remains open and continues to operate in Burkina Faso. 

Routine consular services remain suspended.  For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please email or visit our website for additional information: 

Actions to Take:


  • U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

(226) 25 49 53 00

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444